|Alternate:||Urine Culture Viral, Urine for CMV (cytomegalovirus)|
|Includes:||Viral isolation and identification from urine, including rapid identification of CMV.|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day|
|Turnaround:||Negatives reported at 21 days, positives as identified|
|Container:||Sterile urine cup|
|Temperature:||Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than 1 hour.|
|Normal:||No virus isolated.|
|Uses:||Detects and identifies viral infection in urine.
Detectable viruses - Adenovirus, CMV,
Please notify the Virology Lab if looking for Measles or Mumps
|Limitations:||Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a viral infection.
If Adenovirus or CMV is the only virus suspected, PCR for is more sensitive and specific and has a turnaround time of 1 day.
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